Using gnu Linux since installing Slackware from floppies. Currently using Arch, i3, emacs, LibreOffice and Postgresql. Some data extraction and processing with Python in my previous life. Looking forward to fosstodon!
I'm impressed with #solus lately. Despite it being a rolling release distro, the stability and functionality it offers is unmatched. I've had next to no bugs in the whole year i've been using it and almost every application i've ever needed is in the repos. Keep up the good work!
By just replacing apps with #foss ones and disabling any google bloat i revived a friend's android phone. I hate how much unneeded stuff there is on recent android phones and people still think their device will break if they disable something.
Please, introduce everyone to the world of open source and show them that they have a choice.
I have been trying to get people I know off Facebook and on to other platforms. No matter I said or did, very few have, and even less have switched to a new messaging service. Well, I figured out how to do it: give them ways to contact me, and delete my Facebook. It's extreme, but it's literally the only way.
Since GDPR was implemented in EU, many news outlets have updated those hideous banners forcing you to accept being tracked to render them even more confusing and having them take even more space on your screen.
It's such a mess !
Here's a handy solution : use a tracker blocker to block the nasty bits (uMatrix, uOrigin, Better, etc.).
And instead of clicking the banners just target them and add the css property 'display : none;' to it using developer tools of your navigator. #privacy
Joined the fosstodon.org #mastodon instance today.
I'm also making my own #creativecommons music (plus videos) as a hobby over at Youtube and ccmixter.org.
More details later, I guess.
There's a nice new game in #fdroid since since yesterday: TowerJumper (Casual ability game) - https://f-droid.org/app/org.pipoypipagames.towerjumper
Made with #godot.
Facebook has patented technology that predicts who else lives in your household based on photos you shared. Maybe you should be keeping them to yourself...
Google patents aim to "scan & analyze your home & offer content based on what they detect" & to "use sensors & cameras to restrict kids’ behavior."
Or, in other words, super creepy and more risk of your family's data being leaked or misused. No thanks. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/google-patent-bedroom-privacy-smart-home/576022/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1073227798268006400
YouTube Rewind 2018 is officially the most disliked video on YouTube https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/13/18137894/youtube-rewind-2018-dislike-shane-dawson-logan-paul-pewdiepie-mkbhd-philip-defranco
Computer Science student, Linux/FOSS enthusiast, privacy advocate, casual human being in disguise.
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